There is an outcome where two
winners leave the ring: Outplacement

Even in the middle of a separation you should
treat your employees with respect.

Even in the middle of a separation from your employee often enough ends up in a fight, which doesn’t only affect your former employee but even worse, it can be bad for your company. It’s an unpleasant business, consuming time an energy as well as money but worst of all it can damage your reputation. A lengthy separation process generelly results in a settlement in which neither party wins, and both are dissatisfied. A separation where a former employee feels supported by the employer is a sensible alternative.

By the way: Outplacement doesn’t have to be expensive with the right partner.